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  1. Very exciting!!!! This is real now!!! A live in Melbourne and as much as I love my city, I would’ve had soccer in Queensland instead. A missed opportunity to not have Metricon Stadium used.
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  2. You’re right that it won’t be able to host any aquatics competition as venues have already been announced and it’s a bit of wishful thinking on their part. But what Bundaberg can chase is to host an Olympic training camp for one or more of the visiting national squads which can be big bucks hiring out it’s entire pool. Often, a country’s swimming or water polo or artistic swimming squad will arrive in the Host country early to adjust to the local climate conditions, time zone, etc while trainig and ‘tapering’ for the Games. The larger the team the better with all the athletes and officials. A big squad can be very lucrative to a town’s economy, hotels restaurants, transport, etc ahead of the Games before that Team moves into the Olympic Village.
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  3. Seems like that will be the cauldron. They're keeping Rio's theme of small cauldrons that don't damage the environment. Good on them. I also like the idea being Mount Fuji with the sun rising being the cauldron. Now this is why I'm excited!
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  4. A second Olympic Games in my lifetime. Bring on Brisbane 2032.
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  5. You know, we keep hearing about how great Japan is and that they're a good country to be put into this position because they can handle it, but look at the reality? Japan is struggling with the virus. Their population dislikes and distrusts country leadership. So maybe some of this praise for Japan is a little misplaced. Time will tell how this all went. It'll all be based on the COVID numbers in the month or so following the Olympics. If there's an uptick in cases and COVID deaths, the Olympics will undoubtedly get blamed. So let's hope that Japan does in fact know what they're doing, because between the Tokyo organizers and the IOC, I'm less than convinced their safety protocols are as good as they need to be
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  6. IOC EB Meetings aren’t broadcast. There is a press conference after each one that can be accessed via the IOC Media YouTube Channel. IOC Sessions are generally broadcast to the same channel and Olympic Channel.
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  7. Looking at the branding and the 'name' of the Games, the following name trademarks have been registered with IP Australia Brisbane 2032 Queensland 2032
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  8. https://www.instagram.com/p/CP0jL6lgC0J/ I found an aerial picture of the Tokyo National Stadium. They seem to be getting ready for the Opening Ceremony stage. It looks very much like the stage floor of leaked rejected idea of the Opening Ceremony.
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  9. I doubt anyone feels that but you. Calls are not growing. They're just making headlines this week because Pelosi's name entered the conversation. A total boycott is probably no more likely or less likely to happen now than it was a week ago
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  10. Fully agree, I think Brisbane 2032 could be the most important games since 1984 (and possibly of all time) if it goes well and is not too expensive it opens the options for host cities wide open
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  11. I'm waiting to hear back from the Brisbane City Council to see what they are doing (I've sent an email to them and as soon as i know I'll post here)
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  12. Thing is there's almost no buzz leading into the announcement at all. It's still a month away but still ...
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  13. first of a few i would think. i would think the various screens the council has - King George Square and Queen St Mall will be carrying it as well. would also not be suprised if the bridges across brisbane are lit again in the colours of the rings
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  14. no doubt the cauldron should be moved to Centennial Olympic Park and there should an Olympic Museum be built dedicated to the 1996 Olympics on the park
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  15. 29 days to go 20-21 July 2021 IOC Vote on Brisbane 2032
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  16. It actually doesn't look exactly like Mikiko proposal. There are some similarities but its clearly different.
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  17. I don’t see the reason why they have to raise US and Australian flags when they are the upcoming games after Paris. In the closing ceremony the French anthem should be played and France flag should be raised. And for being an exceptional edition and for having with few months for the upcoming Winter Games, a special mention for Beijing 2022 should be presented.
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  18. to me it looks like the sun rising from the mountain and then it may open up into a blossom with the flame coming out. side note: i'm tired of projection mapping.
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  19. Despite the lighting of the cauldron is the highest point of the ceremony, I like the idea of having small nonpolluting cauldrons. I have always thought it’s such a waste of resources using giant cauldrons when they are merely a symbol. Even more, I think the torch relay should be reconsidered after seeing the growing lack of interest in the latest edition of Olympics and regional games – attending the covid crisis and the low support of these games in Japan, this torch relay has been the coldest ever! The original planned ceremony shows the cauldron lighting pretty alike Lima 2019 style. Even before Rio, the small cauldron started to be tendency since London 2012, followed by Toronto 2015 and then Buenos Aires 2018, Lima 2019 and Napoli 2019.
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  20. Just came across this VERY (now) PC poster advertising the Los Angeles 1932 Games. It deserves some attention. (Only if you look at the last line do you realize how deceptive the Sante Fe Railroad's entire message is.) Still, graphically, it's a beautiful poster.
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  21. BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCIL SECURES FUNDING FOR NEW AQUATIC CENTRE Bundaberg Regional Council has announced that the Queensland Government has approved its request to allocate the latest round of Works for Queensland funding for the development of the new Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre. Mayor Jack Dempsey: “I’ve been advocating for the Bundaberg Region to host training and competition for the 2032 Olympics if Queensland’s bid is successful - this new aquatic centre would be suitable as an Olympics training base.” Credit: Australasian Leisure Management
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  22. Just founded on Instagram
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  23. The more Rick Scott talks about the matter, the more of a total moron he sounds.
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  24. The full song of the opening ident. Tokyo 2020 (+1)
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  25. this would be my guess, given the fact that transport to the games will be by public transport for 99% of the people there (probably only people being driven to the door would be VIP's) there would be room in a carpark / loading dock
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  26. Would like to see Brisbane host the 2029 World University Games to prepare. Also the 2031 World Athletics Championships and 2031 FINA World Champs
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  27. the plan is always to add a spur to Metricon - this has been on the books since 2013, but the priority is the airport.
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  28. from what i can tell from the report, this cream colored building will be demolished and the IBC will take it's place
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  29. A Good Old Aussie Inferiority Complex Never Hurts You gotta laugh. The awarding of a big sporting event to Australia, whether it be an Olympic Games, World Cup, World Championship, Commonwealth Games etc will always bring out the supporters and the whingers, even Aussie ones. In another Olympic blog similar to this one at Skycrapercity, there was this one post, actually from an Aussie, who displayed all the hallmarks of good old Aussie inferiority complex and insecurity about how we’ll look on the world’s stage. And in another good Aussie tradition forgetting in an instant all that history that came before it. The post: “You have to go back to Helsinki 52 to find a smaller host. Brisbane lacks prestige. Has the feel of a glorified Comms Games. Bit of a pisstake really.” The reply: “Wow, sounds like a good dose of insecurity on the world’s stage coming out there … but that’s ok.” “Don’t worry mate, we’ll be right because Aussies doesn’t do things by halves … and we’re damn good at putting on world sporting events.” “This is shaping to be the best Olympics ever … just like Sydney,… only better, because we always set the bar high and we always deliver, whereever it is in Australia.” “Aside from our world famous proven technical track record, Aussies love sport and we will always throw on the best party of sport, warmth and togetherness which will welcome the world and make them feel right at home.” “Look at our stunning Games in Melbourne in 1956 when similar things were said about this “small” city in a “small” country down under on the other side of the planet. We Aussies even changed the previous Olympic tradition at the Closing Ceremony of all athletes and officials warmly marching into the stadium as one whole worldwide group of people, no longer separated into separate groups or separate countries.” “That said it all and the world dubbed those Games as the Friendly Games. Aside from stunning the world at those Melbourrne Games in the best possible way with our party of sport, that tradition of marching in together as one group as been adopted ever since by the IOC and every Olympic Games since.” “The various World sporting championships, Commonwealth Games, Olympics Games, World Cups have hosted here have always been praised as huge successes both technically but more importantly really welcoming the world in a party of Aussie warmth, spirit and sportsmanship.” “We always win the world over.” “So have no fear mate … we’re bloody good at this, always have been.”
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  30. It certainly would look better set in nature. But it’s nature’s unpredictability, especially in Queensland with the sudden very heavy flooding rains which can cause rivers and creeks to rise and overflow very quickly. It’s interesting the organisers are not going to use the Sydney 2000 regatta centre and have opted to host rowing and canoe sprint and whitewater events in Queensland.
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  31. wonder if any tv channels will covert the ioc session live
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  32. Here is why the Premier got her Pfizer covid shot: As envisaged in the Olympic Host Contract - Principles for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad in 2032, the proposed Brisbane 2032 signatories are: • The Brisbane City Council (“Host City”), represented by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane • The State of Queensland (“Host State”), represented by the Premier and Minister for Trade • The Australian Olympic Committee (“Host NOC”), represented by the President In executing the Olympic Host Contract, the host parties acknowledge and confirm that the signatories will be duly and properly authorised. While not an Olympic Host Contract signatory, the Australian Government has provided its full support for the Brisbane 2032 proposal
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  33. I find it sad they cant do whitewater on a real river. (I think Paris 2024 asked the IOC about this)......in North Qld the Tully River in the Rainforest is amazing!
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  34. Report of the future host commission for the games of the Olympiad to the IOC executive board on 10 June 2021 this is a 127 page pdf of the report given to the IOC executive
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  35. From here IOC Executive Board puts forward Brisbane 2032 for election by IOC Session The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today decided to propose Brisbane 2032 to the upcoming IOC Session as host for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad. The decision followed a recommendation by the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad. The IOC Members will vote at the 138th Session in Tokyo on 21 July 2021. The Executive Board’s decision was based on a report by the Future Host Commission, which has made a detailed analysis of the Brisbane 2032 project in recent months. This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of the project. The viability of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic project is demonstrated by its core strengths: A passion-driven offer from a sports-loving nation that has sent athletes to every edition of the modern Olympic Games and nearly every edition of the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games. A strong masterplan (presented in this video by Brisbane 2032) using 84 per cent existing and temporary venues, set against a spectacular backdrop. The remaining venues will be delivered well in advance and irrespective of the Games to meet the needs of a fast-growing population. Strong support from all three levels of government, the Australian population, and the private sector. A commitment to embrace the principles of Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2020+5, to create an Olympic project to achieve lasting and meaningful legacies for local communities. Alignment with existing strategies to accelerate progress towards long-term socio-economic goals, as well as the goals of the Olympic Movement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and World Health Organization guidelines on physical activity. A clear Olympic and Paralympic vision, designed to be as inclusive as possible, with a “10+10+” legacy concept spanning 10 years before and 10 years after the Games. A commitment to sustainability, and climate-positive and athlete-centric Games. A balanced, fully privately-funded budget and an independent impact study that clearly demonstrates the social, environmental and economic benefits of holding the Games. This impact study of the potential benefits of hosting the Games in Brisbane and South East Queensland, commissioned by Brisbane 2032, estimated that the event would bring USD 6.1 billion in value to the State of Queensland, and USD 13.4 billion to Australia. These values were calculated by assessing factors such as health, volunteering, and resident benefits, as well as qualitative benefits such as community infrastructure, and behavioural change to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions. IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Sport is seen by many governments around the world as essential to the long-term development of their countries and regions. The Brisbane 2032 Olympic project shows how forward-thinking leaders recognise the power of sport as a way to achieve lasting legacies for their communities.” Kristin Kloster Aasen, Chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad, said: “Our Commission has worked closely with Brisbane 2032 through a collaborative partnership to explore how their vision, concept and legacy plans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games could align with social and economic development plans for the city and the region. The new approach to electing Olympic hosts has enabled this project to be enhanced as part of a two-way conversation, honouring our commitment that the Olympic Games should adapt to the needs of the host and their population, and not the reverse.” By January 2021, it had become clear Brisbane 2032 was in a very advanced state of preparations and presented an opportunity in a very uncertain time. An IOC Feasibility Assessment confirmed that Brisbane 2032 met all the criteria to open a Targeted Dialogue. The Executive Board’s decision to open a Targeted Dialogue 2032 on 24 February 2021, and invite Brisbane as Preferred Host, followed a recommendation from the Future Host Commission, and was endorsed by IOC Members at the virtual 137th Session in March. It reflected the impact of the global pandemic, and advice received from economists that over the next few years the world would face an uncertain economic future, and large organisations should move swiftly to stabilise their long-term positions. Targeted Dialogue allows the IOC to help Preferred Hosts to optimise their projects in many areas, such as the venue masterplan, economics of the Games, legacy and sustainability. The process culminated in Brisbane’s Value Proposition being presented as a Final Submission in response to the IOC’s Future Host Questionnaire in May. Under the IOC’s new flexible approach to future host elections, the two Future Host Commissions (Summer and Winter) are permanently open to exploratory, non-committal discussions with cities, regions and countries, and their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs), on their ambitions to host the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games. Continuous Dialogue is ongoing with other Interested Parties, in order to further develop their excellent and promising projects for the future.
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  36. That would be similar to GC2018 or LA28
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  37. it will be on the sunny coast according the feasablity study
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  38. I miss the days when bidding cities had a website that you could onto to see all the proposed venues alongside a map and images.
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  39. Oh god, these guys. They zoomboomed a IOC meeting last month, destoryed private prosperity eleven years ago in Vancouver and released a restaurant owner's personal phone number two years ago. These guys are mostly radical left. If you looked them up on Reddit, you can see the antifa logo on a No Olympics demonstration back in July 2019.
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  40. She is absolutely coping it on twitter. I feel bad for her
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  41. We just got to wait until either the IOC would copyright claim this video, just as the one from Rio was leaked three months prior to the 2016 Games; and then was taken down in the following month, or one of its official broadcasters would preview this, just like Romania's TVR did, to use it for their promo of its PyeongChang 2018 coverage. And hopefully, this would end with Tokyo 2020's emblem being shown in the end rather than the OBS logo, and if it does, it would be the first time that we would see an emblem being featured in an official Summer Olympics intro since Barcelona, in which the 1992 Games' logo was shown in the final seconds of it; alongside the wordmark 'RTO '92'. It can work well as a template for other broadcasters so they could add their own logo in the end, for example: If you were watching the Games from other countries like Singapore, then the logo of Mediacorp would be shown alongside Tokyo's emblem, and the words 'Official Broadcaster'. Also, OBS have already done this method of placing the official emblem in the end, these examples were the TV titles of the Youth Olympics in both Buenos Aires 2018 and Lausanne 2020. Buenos Aires 2018 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube Lausanne 2020 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube
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  42. You're in the wrong place if you're trying to make that case. As Triplecast noted, postponement is not an option. Either the Olympics happen as scheduled this summer or they won't happen at all. There's no alternative at this point. Yes, there are COVID concerns. Yes, it will lack the usual pomp and circumstance. Yes, it will be a somewhat uneven playing field. My response to all that.. so what? Sports are being played all over the world now, including in Japan where professional baseball is going on with fans in attendance. If the option is an Olympics that won't seem normal and not having an Olympics, I know which of those 2 I'd chose. I can't speak for the mood of the world and we all know the Japanese public's resistance to the event. But this isn't a first for there to be negativity and concern and doubt in the lead up to an Olympics. A lot of that will go away when the Games start. And a lot of people that don't want to hear about COVID will instead get to see the athletes on display. I can imagine a lot of people will welcome that and very much be into it.
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  43. The reveal will be far less dramatic this time given there really are no other competitors and it already seems a done deal.
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  44. A shame we won’t witness this in July
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  45. given this was a market led proposal (AEG Ogen approched the Qld government with this) and it is supposed to not cost the taxpayer a cent for this, there are a ton an variables as to if this goes ahead. I'd love to see it - i'm off to boondal in november to see Kiss and i'm expecting to be sitting for 30 mins before i even get out of the carpark, but until it opens i have my doubts
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  46. Gee, allow me to feign my shock and dismay that Coates and Bach would say something that is completely tone deaf that would spark outrage. The more those 2 can stay out of sight and mind over the next 10 months, the better. I could only imagine how ugly it would all get if they had to spend more time focusing on China. In that regard, the best thing that could have happened was for Tokyo to get postponed and for all the discussion to be on them to the point that many people probably forget there's another Olympics less than 6 months following the end of Tokyo. It's a valid question, but here's the other side of that equation.. Japan accepted the responsibility of hosting the Olympic Games and then said they could do so following a 12 month postponement. What is their obligation to deliver on that promise as opposed to backing out because they're no longer in the mood? It goes without saying a pandemic is different than the struggles other host cities have faced. I understand the fear and anxiety, but how many sporting events have been held all over the world with little contribution to additional COVID cases and deaths? Way too many people are convinced the Olympics will be a super-spreader event. They don't have to be if run properly. Not the IOC's fault that the virus is surging in Japan and a relatively about of COVID per capita compared to many other countries has overwhelmed their healthcare infrastructure. I don't want to seem like a heartless individual who wants to put my desire to see the Olympics ahead of the lives of others. But again, I will continue to ask the question of why Japan has found themselves in this position when for a long time, they seemed to have better control over the virus than most countries.
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  47. So what would the IOC's recourse be if Tokyo pulled the plug? The IOC is a nonprofit organization with no political power. What are they going to do? File a lawsuit against Tokyo or the Japanese government? Laughable, not to mention the fact with the IOC's reputation not in the best of shape, an attempt to take legal action especially when a cancellation would be to protect public health, would backfire horribly on the IOC in terms of public relations.
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  48. Another breath-taking spectacle in Arabworld from Betty Productions . . . الاحتفال الرسمي باليوم الوطني 48 لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة The Official 48th UAE National Day - YouTube
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  49. I think Salt Lake City will bid for 2030, It would be the 50th anniversary of 1980 Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid!
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